Making a Killing
An End of the World Black Comedy

By William M. Johnson
ISBN: 1-85776-080-8
382 p.
$48.95 Cloth

When Dr. Ernest Walters and his research team are murdered in the Aguarico Parrot Preserve, news of the deaths has massive repercussions on the Earth Summit, held in the troubled Caribbean paradise of San Pimente. Here, the world's dignitaries and power-brokers are gathering to save the planet, which has been given just five years to live. With every nation out for itself, the delegates gleefully embrace sustainable exploitation, the fashionable euphemism for business as usual. While the ozone holes gape and the greenhouse heats up, the hunting and shooting continues. But the Aguarico murders expose rattling skeletons in VIP closets internationally, and they threaten to bring the Summit edifice crashing to its foundations. It is time for the animals themselves to confront the weakening human species and march on San Pimente. Making a Killing is a devastating black comedy, which exposes myth after myth and peels away mask upon mask until the true face of nature conservation is finally laid bare. The true face revealed is not a pretty sight.

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